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Sir Keith Park Sir Keith Park

Statue: Sir Keith Park

Erection date: 15/9/2010

Inscription

{On the front of the plinth:}
Air Chief Marshal, Sir Keith Park, GCB, KBE, MC&Bar, DFC, DCL, MA, RAF, 1892 - 1975.

{Lower, on a plaque attached to the front of the plinth:}
Defender of London, 1940
Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park commanded number 11 group Fighter Command which defended London and South East England successfully during the Battle of Britain. Responsible for the hour by hour decisions of 11 group, New Zealander Keith Park epitomises the role played by those from Commonwealth and other allied countries alongside British forces in saving the nation from invasion.

{On a plaque attached low on the plinth:}
Unveiled on the 70th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day, 15th September 2010, in the presence of:
Terry Smith, Chairman of the Sir Keith Park Memorial Campaign, The Honourable Dr Wayne Mapp Minister of Defence for New Zealand, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton KCB Chief of the Air Staff, veterans of the Battle of Britain, members of Sir Keith Park's family, sculptor Les Johnson.



A resin version of this statue was temporarily installed in Trafalgar Square on the 'fourth plinth' on 4 November 2009.

Site: Sir Keith Park (1 memorial)

SW1, Waterloo Place

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Battle of Britain

As part of WW2 the Germans set out to gain supremacy over the RAF in the Brit...

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Sir Keith Park

Air Chief Marshal.  Born New Zealand.  Working in the NZ merchant navy when W...

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Sir Stephen Dalton

Air Chief Marshal.  Chief of the Air Staff in 2011.

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Les Johnson

Sculptor.  Born and studied in Australia then came to Britain.

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Dr Wayne Mapp

Minister of Defence for New Zealand in 2010.  born NZ

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Terry Smith

Chairman of the Sir Keith Park Memorial Campaign.  Spent 3 years and millions...

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